Alex Kumi-Yeboah

Dr. Alex Kumi-Yeboah 

Assistant Professor
PHONE: (518) 442-5032
FAX: (518) 442-5008





PhD., University of South Florida, 2012 Tampa FL

Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, University of South Florida 2011


M.A.T., (Master of Arts in Teaching) University of South Florida 2004


B.Ed., (Bachelor of Education) University of Cape Coast, Ghana 1999


Teaching & Research Interests


  • Immigrant issues in education – [Educational & Non-educational experiences of immigrant students; Cross-cultural learning experiences of black immigrant students]
  • Culture & education
  • Global/International education – education in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Multicultural online education

Dr. Kumi-Yeboah's Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (in press). The multiple worlds of Ghanaian-born immigrant students and academic success. Teachers College Records.

Smith, P., Kumi-Yeboah, A., Cheema, J., Warrican, S. J., & Alleyne, M. L. (in press). Language-based literacy differences in the literacy performance of bidialectal youth. Teachers College Record. 

Kumi-Yeboah, A., Dogbey, J. K. & Yuan, G. (2017). Exploring Factors that   Promote Online Learning Experiences and Academic Self-Concept of Minority High School Students. Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE). DOI: 10.1080/15391523.2017.1365669.

Kumi- Yeboah, A.,
Tsevi, L., & Addae-Mununkum, R. (in press). Parental aspirations and investments in the educational achievements of African immigrant students. Journal of Multicultural Learning and Teaching.

Smith, P.,
Gutierrez, S., Schaffer-Rose, J., Richards, J., & Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2017)Addressing diversity in online literacy teacher education. Literacy Practice and Research. 42(3).

Dogbey, J. K., Kumi-Yeboah, A. & Dogbey, J. (2017). Dialogue Pedagogical Strategies Perceived to Enhance Online Interaction – Instructors’ Perspective. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 7(3), 70 – 86.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. & Smith, P. (2016). Relationships between minority students' online learning experiences and academic performance. Journal of Online Learning Consortium (OLC). 20(4), 1-28. doi:

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Smith, P. (2016). Cross-cultural educational experiences and academic achievement of Ghanaian immigrant youth in urban public schools. Education and Urban Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0013124516643764.


Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2016). Educational resilience and academic achievement of immigrant students from Ghana in an urban school environment. Urban Education. doi: 10.1177/0042085916660347.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Smith, P. (2016). Critical multicultural citizenship education among Black immigrant youth: Factors and challenges. International Journal of Multicultural Education. 18(1), 159-182.


Smith, P., & Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2016). Linguistic and cultural appropriations of an immigrant multilingual teacher educator. Journal of Studying Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1080/17425964.2016.1143811.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Waynne, B. J. (2014). Transformational learning experiences of international graduate students from Asian countries.  Journal of Transformative Education 12(1), 25-53.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2013). Transformative learning experiences of international graduate students from Africa. Journal of International Students, 4(2), 109-125.


Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Waynne, B. J. (2012). Transformational teaching experience of a novice teacher: A narrative of an award-winning teacher. Adult Learning 23(4), 170-177.


Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Waynne, B. J. (2012). Exploring learning style differences of African and American adult learners. Proceedings of the 2012 CIAE of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Pre-Conference, (pp. 61-71) November 4-6 Las Vegas, Nevada.


Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2012). Self-regulated learning and reading instruction in social studies. International Forum of Teaching and Studies 8 (2), 25-31.


Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Waynne, B. J. (2011). The relevance of multicultural education for adult learners. International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 7(1), 10-15.


Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2010).  A look at the trend of distance and adult education in Ghana. International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 6(1), 19-27.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2010).  Examining activities that promote transformative learning of black African international adult learners in an American university. International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 6(2), 13-21.




Kumi-Yeboah, A., Linda, T., Brobbey, G., & Smith, P. (in press). Understanding the educational and social experiences African-born immigrant students in an urban school environments. In Ukpokodu, O.,& Ojiambo, P (Eds.), Erasing invisibility: Educational excellence and social justice for African immigrants.


Kumi-Yeboah, A., Yuan, G., Smith, P. & Nash, C. (2015). Deepening understanding of multicultural online education: Teaching presence for English language learners. In Blankson, L., & Ntuli, E. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Smith, P., & Kumi-Yeboah, A. (Invited; in progress). Handbook of cross-cultural approaches
to language and literacy development. To appear in the Advances in
 Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS) book series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Book Chapter(s):

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (in press, 2014). Voices on Educational Experience and Challenges: Young Adolescent Girls in Ghana In Stacki, S & Baily, S. (Eds.), Watering the Seeds: Educational Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications for Young Adolescent Girls around the Globe. Routledge.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2014). Learning theory and online learning in K-12 education: Instructional models and implications In Heafner, T. & Petty, M. T. (Eds.), Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments (pp. 130-151). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2014). Social media and the use of technology in higher education. In Wang, C. X. V. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society (pp. 217-234).
Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Campbell, K. (2014). Emerging use of tablets in K-12 environments: Issues and implications in K-Schools.  In An, H., Alon, S. & Fuentes, D. (Eds.), Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications (pp. 46-63).
Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2014). A case study of transformational teaching experiences of higher education faculty in the United States. In Breen, P. (Eds.), Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education (pp. 111-139).
Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., Blankson, H. & Young, W. (2014). Emerging trend of distance education and teachers’ education in Ghana.  In Yuzer, V. T., & Gulsun, E. (Eds.), Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology (pp. 245-260). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., Boadu, K. & Young, W. (2013). 21st century distance learning in sub-Saharan Africa: Distance learning and university education in Ghana. In Nwachukwu, P. O. (Ed.), Advancing technology and educational development through blended learning in emerging economies (pp. 142-158). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A. (2013). Blended and online learning in virtual K-12 schools. In H. H., Yang, Z. Yang, & D. Wu (Eds.), Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology (pp. 25-42). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Smith, P. (2013).  The trend of blended learning in K-12 schools: Challenges and possibilities.  In Blankson, L., & Ntuli, E. (Eds.), The Trend of Blended Learning at the K-12 Level: Challenges and Possibilities (pp. 1-17). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Kumi-Yeboah, A., & Young, W. (2012). Transformative learning experiences of Black African international students.  In C. J., Bowden and S. M. Kippers (Eds.), Pathways to transformation: Learning in relationship (pp. 275-288). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.



American Educational Research Association (AERA)


National Association for Multicultural Education


American Association for Adult and Continuing Education


Critical Race Studies in Education Association


International Society for Technology in Education